Nikki is a PhD candidate in Accounting at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research interests include voluntary disclosure and how managerial incentives shape financial reporting and disclosure decisions. Nikki graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009 with an undergraduate degree in Economics. She received a Master of Accounting degree from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2010 and spent several years working as an auditor prior to joining the doctoral program. Nikki is a CPA licensed in the state of Colorado.